2013-14 - News Archives

Bethany College Welcomes Fulbright Scholar in Arabic Language, Culture

Bethany College will offer Arabic language and culture courses for the 2014-15 academic year, as the College welcomes Fulbright Scholar Mai Ahmed Baddar of Alexandria, Egypt, to campus. Through the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program, Baddar will teach multiple Arabic language and culture courses.

West Virginia Higher Education Leaders Meet

The leaders of West Virginia’s largest and oldest higher-educational institutions met June 11 at Bethany College for a discussion hosted by Bethany President Scott D. Miller.

Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge Addresses Bethany College 2014 Graduates

Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge provided the keynote address to Bethany College’s 2014 graduating class capping the institution’s 174th Anniversary Commencement Weekend. One hundred and thirty eight students graduated with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the Tilock Amphitheatre of the Pennington Quadrangle.

Bethany Valedictorian Cameron Cooper Receives Prestigious Oreon E. Scott Award

Cameron A. Cooper of Hurricane, West Virginia, completed a “perfect” career at Bethany College Saturday, earning top academic honors at the 2014 Commencement ceremony. Cooper finished with a perfect 4.0 grade point average in course work, earned distinction on his Senior Comprehensive Examinations, and was recognized with the prestigious Oreon E. Scott Award as the graduating senior with the highest academic standing.

Bethany Awards Nine Incoming Students Kalon Leadership Scholarships

Nine future Bethanians will receive the Kalon Leadership Scholarship, an annual $2,500 award based on leadership, character, service and academic performance.

Dr. Katrina D’Aquin Selected for Senior Leadership Academy

Dr. Katrina D'Aquin, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at Bethany College, is one of 32 mid-level administrators in higher education nationwide selected by Washington, D.C.-based Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) to participate in the year-long Senior Leadership Academy.

Bethany College Announces 2014 Alumni Award Recipients

Bethany College will present a series of awards recognizing outstanding alumni at the Alumni Awards Dinner on May 3 in Commencement Hall. George Manahan, Dr. Cheryl Mitchell and Don Wells will be presented with special honors as a part of Alumni Weekend activities on campus.

Bethany College Faculty, Staff Members Receive President’s Awards for Excellence

Bethany College President Scott D. Miller presented one faculty member and one staff member with the President’s Awards for Excellence in Performance during the College’s Honors Day Convocation April 17. The awards, which are given to those who go “beyond the ordinary in their everyday positions,” were given to Heather Taylor, Coordinator of the Writing Center and Learning Specialist, and Dr. Harald Menz, Professor of World Languages and Cultures, Co-Chair of the Department of Humanities, Director of Interdisciplinary Studies and Director of International Studies, Miller announced.

Bethany College Presents Annual Honors Day Awards

Bethany College awarded many of its exemplary students with a variety of college-wide and departmental awards on April 17 during its annual Honors Day celebration. The recipients, selected based on their demonstration of outstanding scholarship and other contributions to the College, were presented with awards during the Honors Day Convocation held in Commencement Hall in Bethany’s historic Old Main.

Janeen Driscoll to Speak at Bethany College’s 67th Annual Darline Nicholson May Morning Breakfast

Janeen Driscoll, a 1992 Bethany College graduate and public relations director for the United States Golf Association, will address the women of Bethany College’s graduating class at the 67th Darline Nicholson May Morning Breakfast. The annual event will take place Saturday, May 3 at 9:30 a.m. in the Ogden Dining Hall of Benedum Commons as part of the College’s Alumni Weekend 2014.

Elizabeth Athol Selected as 2014 Bethany College Alumna of the Year

Elizabeth (Beth) Sweeney Athol, a 1982 Bethany College graduate and Pittsburgh attorney, has been named Alumna of the, according to Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College. She will be honored at the Alumni Weekend Awards Dinner in Commencement Hall on May 3.

Dr. David Ewing Named Vice President for Academic Affairs at Bethany

Dr. David W. Ewing has been named the new Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at Bethany College, according to Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College.

Bethany Students Travel the World During Spring Break

From London to Jamaica, student groups from Bethany College visited various parts of the globe during their Spring Break, March 17 to 21.

Bethany’s Pacheco Earns Esposito Award from ECAC-SIDA

Bethany College senior Candace Pacheco has been selected as the 2014 winner of the Bill Esposito Award, which is presented yearly by the Eastern College Athletic Conference Sports Information Directors Association (ECAC-SIDA) to a graduating college senior who wishes to pursue a career in athletic communications.

Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge to Deliver Bethany College Commencement Address

Tom Ridge, former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, will be the keynote speaker at Bethany College’s 2014 Commencement Ceremony in the Pennington Quadrangle May 17.

Bethany College Theatre to Perform ‘The Interstellar Healer’

Bethany College’s Theatre program will make history as it debuts the world premiere of the rock opera “The Interstellar Healer.”

Bethany Professor Adam Fletcher Named Mathematics Teacher of the Year

Adam Fletcher, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, has been named the 2014 College/University Mathematics Teacher of the Year by the West Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

“Seeing the Word” Workshop to be Held at Bethany’s Buffalo Seminary

Dr. Barbara Sutton, Associate Dean of St. John’s Seminary in Minnesota, will present “Seeing the Word,” a two-day workshop at Bethany Memorial Church in Bethany, W.Va., March 28-29. The workshop will introduce people to “ways of seeing” using The Saint John’s Bible – the first illuminated scripture in more than 500 years.

Bethany’s Reilly Honored as Finalist for West Virginia Professor of the Year

Dr. Lisa Reilly, The Goulding-Woolery Professor in Chemistry and Associate Professor of Chemistry at Bethany College, was honored as one of five finalists for The Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia 2013 Professor of the Year during a banquet held in the Great Hall of the Culture Center in Charleston.

Harvard Lecturer and Ethicist Jeffrey Seglin Addresses Bethany College Community at Founder’s Day

The importance of curiosity and kindness was a recurring theme in Jeffrey Seglin’s speech during Bethany College’s Founder’s Day Celebration March 6.

Bethany Celebrates Milestone Anniversary with Tuition Freeze

As Bethany College prepares to celebrate its 175th anniversary, Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College, has announced a tuition freeze for the 2014-15 academic year. The freeze will apply to all incoming and returning undergraduate students.

Bethany Professor Emeritus Releases Book on Hemingway

Dr. Larry Grimes, Professor of English Emeritus and Director of Church Relations at Bethany College, has used his knowledge from years of studying Ernest Hemingway in the new release “Hemingway, Cuba and the Cuban Works.” The volume is edited by Grimes and Bickford Sylvester, emeritus professor at the University of British Columbia.

Bethany to Celebrate Founder’s Day with Author and Ethicist Jeffrey Seglin

Bethany College will hold its annual Founder’s Day celebration Thursday, March 6, in honor of its 174 years as a small college of national distinction. Jeffrey L. Seglin — a Harvard lecturer, ethicist and 1978 graduate of Bethany College — will be the guest speaker.

Owens ’93 to Address Bethany College Kalon Scholarship Candidates

Todd Owens, a non-profit consulting expert and 1993 Bethany graduate, will deliver the keynote address for the 30th Annual Kalon Scholarship Luncheon to be held on Feb. 15.

Bethany College Announces Fall 2013 President's List and Dean's List

Bethany College has announced the President's List and the Dean's List for the fall semester of the 2013-14 school year.

President Miller Leads Liberal Arts Presentation at Presidents Institute

Bethany College President Dr. Scott D. Miller recently led a session on the career focus of liberal arts colleges at the Council of Independent Colleges’ Presidents Institute at Marco Island, Fla.

Bethany College Announces Speaker for MLK Day

Dr. John Mattox, curator and founder of the Underground Railroad Museum in Flushing, Ohio, has been as announced as the speaker for Bethany College’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Jan. 20.

Bethany College Announces Grimes Lecture Series

The Bethany College Alumni Council Board of Directors has established the Larry E. Grimes Lecture Series, honoring the inspirational professor who taught Bethany students for 39 years. A 1964 graduate of Bethany, Dr. Grimes is currently the Director of Church Relations, Dean of Buffalo Seminary and Professor of English Emeritus.

Bethany’s Reilly Named Finalist for West Virginia Professor of the Year

Dr. Lisa Reilly, The Goulding-Woolery Professor in Chemistry and Associate Professor of Chemistry at Bethany College, has been announced as one of five finalists for The Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia 2013 Professor of the Year.

Bethany Students, Faculty Receive NASA Research Funding

Six Bethany College students and three faculty members have received funding through the NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium, according to Bethany Professor of Biology Dr. John T Burns. Burns serves as the College’s NASA WV Space Grant Representative.

Bethany College Announces 2014 Oreon E. Scott Lectures

Bethany College has announced Dr. Charisse L. Gillett will deliver the 59th annual Oreon E. Scott Lectures to be held April 28-29, 2014, at Bethany’s Mountainside Conference Center.

Bethany to Brighten the Holidays with Annual Celebration

Bethany College will light hold its third annual Light Up Night and Charity Christmas Tree Auction Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. in Commencement Hall. The evening begins with the official lighting of the tree, and includes a charity tree auction, a choir performance and a variety of holiday presentations.

Bethany College to Hold Sixth-Annual Fall Symposium

Bethany College will hold its sixth-annual Fall Symposium on Nov. 7 and 8 at Mountainside Conference Center. This year’s theme is “Alternative Interventions” and will feature a keynote speaker for each day as well as a number of workshops.

Bethany Organization Collecting Canned Goods, Donations for Mozingo Family

After a tragic explosion in Follansbee, W.Va., that destroyed the Mozingo family’s home and killed 13-year-old Hannah, a Bethany College organization is hoping to help the family through donations.

Bethany Invites Children to Free Book Club Event

Children in kindergarten to sixth grade are invited to be a part of Boomer’s Book Club on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Grace Ryland & William Henry Robinson Children’s Library on Bethany College’s campus.

Bethany College Theatre Collecting Gifts for Families in Need

Bethany College’s theatre department is collecting Christmas gifts and wrapping paper for needy children in the Ohio Valley. The College is asking attendees of the play “Pilgrims” to bring a present that will go to Laughlin Memorial Chapel’s Christmas program, which provides gifts to 150 children and their families.

Bethany Professor Harald Menz Receives Two Prestigious Faculty Awards

Dr. Harald Menz - Professor of World Languages and Cultures, Director of International and Interdisciplinary Studies at Bethany College - has received two awards for academic excellence, according to Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College.

Bethany Invites Students’ Families, Friends to Family Weekend

Friends and families of Bethany College students are invited to campus Oct. 25-27 for Family Weekend.

Bethany College to Present Comedy, Fantasy ‘Pilgrims’

Bethany College Theatre is presenting the comedy and fantasy “Pilgrims” in Wailes Theatre of Steinman Hall on the College campus Oct. 24 through 26 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 27 at 2 p.m.

Workshop on New Testament to be Held at Bethany’s Buffalo Seminary

Dr. Bonnie Thurston, a poet, scholar, minister, anchorite and a former member of the Board of Trustees at Bethany College, will present “The Lord’s Supper in the New Testament: Text and Theology in Practical Context” during a two-day workshop Oct. 28 and 29 at Mountainside Conference Center in Bethany. The event, which is $35, is from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days, and includes lunches.

Bethany College Invites Public to Japanese Sweet Making Workshop

Bethany College is inviting the public to a hands-on workshop hosted by Masahiro Koie, a talented Japanese traditional sweet maker, on Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. The free presentation will be held on Bethany’s campus, at Maxwell’s in Phillips Hall. Advanced reservations are required.

Bethany College is a Family Affair

Each year at matriculation, Bethany College President Scott D. Miller welcomes the first year students to campus. He makes a point to include a special welcome to students who are legacies, those who have a parent who attended Bethany. He also welcomes those who have siblings who are currently enrolled at the College.

Bethany's Taylor Receives Award at Fall Convocation

Bethany College sophomore Anne Taylor received the Richard B. Kenney Freshman Leadership Award for the 2012-13 school year during Fall Convocation held in Commencement Hall Thursday, Sept. 12.

Bethany Announces Keresty Lecture Speaker, Communications Week Schedule

Jeff Lapin, a former president of the nation’s largest agricultural media company, will give the keynote address at this year’s John Keresty Lecture in Journalism, titled “Be Infinitely Flexible and Constantly Amazed.”

Paulo Nzambi Addresses Students at Bethany College’s 2013 Fall Convocation

Paulo Nzambi, senior vice president and COO of Manchester Bidwell Corporation, addressed Bethany students at the College’s 2013 Fall Convocation Sept. 12 in Commencement Hall.

Bethany College Awarded 2014 Military Friendly School Designation

Bethany College has been named to the coveted Military Friendly Schools list by Victory Media, Inc., the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life.

Five Bethany College Faculty Appointed to Endowed Positions

Five members of the Bethany College faculty were installed into endowed positions during a formal ceremony Tuesday, Sept.10 in the Academic Parlour of Old Main, according to Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College.

Bethany College Service Learning Center to Hold Annual Agency Fair

The Bethany College Service Learning Center will hold its fourth annual Agency Fair from 1-4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20 in Commencement Hall.

Bethany College Announces 2013 Fall Convocation Speaker

Paulo Nzambi, senior vice president and COO of Manchester Bidwell Corporation, has been as announced as the speaker for Bethany College’s Fall Convocation on Thursday, Sept. 12.

Bethany College Welcomes New Students

Bethany College students joined in a time-honored tradition of signing the book of matriculation, officially becoming students and marking the start of the 2013-14 academic year, last Saturday.

Bethany President Discusses Achievements and Challenges in State of the College Address

The 174th year of Bethany College will be filled with both challenge and promise, said President Dr. Scott D. Miller during his annual State of the College Address Aug. 20 to faculty and staff in Commencement Hall.

Bethany Professor Using Equine Therapy for Children’s Behavioral Health

Friday, Aug. 16, OVMC’s Robert C. Byrd Child & Behavioral Health Center had a special guest: Gordon the pony. Gordon and Bethany College associate professor Melanee Sinclair are part of a team that will help children and adolescents admitted to the center.

Future Bethanians Honor Underground Railroad Museum Curator

Students in the Beth-Bridge program at Bethany College held a luncheon Wednesday to honor Dr. John Mattox, curator and founder of the Underground Railroad Museum in Flushing, Ohio.